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Wednesday 20 August 2014 . (0)

New Ways with Watermelon

Who doesn’t remember the childhood pleasure of sitting on a porch or stoop and letting watermelon juice run down your chin and wrists as  you suck the sweet juice from a wedge? Now that you are a grown up, though, you have experienced the conundrum of what to do ...

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Sources of Salt

Sunday 17 August 2014 . (0)

TweetChances are you are getting plenty of salt and mostly from these sources: Bread and rolls, 7.4% Cold cuts/cured meats, 5.1% Pizza, 4.9% Fresh and processed poultry, 4.5% Soups, 4.3% Sandwiches like cheeseburgers, 4% Cheese, 3.8% Pasta dishes like spaghetti with meat sauce, 3.3% Meat dishes like meatloaf with tomato sauce, 3.2% Snacks, including chips,. Continue Reading…

Fiddlehead Heaven

Friday 16 May 2014 . (0)

TweetMy colleague, Michael Mahovlich, the renowned food photographer, and I collaborated on this photo of one of our favourite vegetables.  He is the genius artist, I am the learning assistant (for now). Fiddleheads are named for their coiled appearance resembling the top of a fiddle. Native North Americans have been eating this vegetable long before. Continue Reading…

Is the Obesity Pill Close?

Saturday 3 May 2014 . (1)

TweetUntil now, we knew fibre was good for you but we didn’t know why or how it could help suppress appetite.  A study published in the Journal of Nature outlines how fibre is converted to acetate in the gut.  And that acetate crosses the brain barrier to turn off the feeling of hunger. Could this. Continue Reading…

Blue Tower of Power

Thursday 3 April 2014 . (0)

TweetLayering superfoods gives the most bang for your buck. Feel free to mix and match ingredients, just be sure to choose items that are slightly sticky to make your mold hold. Leftover mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash and hummus work well interspersed between less sticky layers.  This dish pleases vegans and vegetarians and is gluten. Continue Reading…

Are you feeling Bloo? You should be…

Thursday 3 April 2014 . (0)

TweetI have fallen in love with blueberry juice.  Generally, it isn’t advisable to drink any juice by the cupful (or in half gallon cups!) but this stuff is so potently full of anti-oxidants and flavour that I had to find out more.  Bobby Kidston, a blueberry farmer and co-owner of Country Magic Farm who makes. Continue Reading…

Sugar is the New Tobacco:Action on Sugar

Thursday 30 January 2014 . (0)

TweetProud to say that I now have a blog at The Globe and Mail Health Adviser. This story on sugar as the new tobacco outlines how the same group who went after salt are now setting their sights on reducing sugar.  It is a critical issue of our time. Here is a clip with Brad. Continue Reading…

Caregiver Burnout gets Real

Saturday 18 January 2014 . (0)

TweetA growing not for profit organization called Canada Cares shines a bright light on the burnout rate of our sandwich generation. It is estimated that one in four Canadians is in a caregiver position. Most  are women in their forties but the stories are varied and come fast and furious when you pry open the. Continue Reading…

I am the food Grinch, so what?

Wednesday 18 December 2013 . (1)

TweetWell, I have been accused of being the food Grinch before, may as well continue… Do you have any idea how many calories are in some of the ubiquitous foods on the holiday table? It is astounding, really. And no wonder my phone rings in January (so thanks for indulging!) Here is a list of. Continue Reading…

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